The predecessor of the company is Qingdao Jiaoyan Seedling Research Institute, which was established in 1992. In 2015, it was transformed into Qingdao Jiaoyan Seedling Co., Ltd. with a registered capital of 50 million yuan. It is a comprehensive scientific research institute integrating scientific research, production, promotion, management and service and it is an agricultural high-tech enterprise founded by breeding expert Han Shurong. It is a national agricultural industry enterprise "Chinese Consumer Satisfaction AAA Enterprise, National Science and Technology Innovation Demonstration Enterprise, Top Ten Integrity Agricultural Materials Brand by farmers in Shandong", Member of China Seed Association, Shandong Seed Chamber of Commerce. The company was awarded the Chinese vegetable key enterprise in 2014 and 2016. In 2012, the company passed the national ISO9001 quality system certification. In 2008, commissioned by the municipal government and the Agricultural Bureau, the company assumed the functions of Jiaozhou Seeds Company.
The company has 46 employees. Among them, there are 22 senior agronomists, intermediate agronomists, 13 technicians, 15 breeding researcher, and 7 scientific and technical personnel engaged in breeding production. The company has strong scientific research strength, rich breeding resources, basic facilities are increasing year by year, various laboratory equipment and testing equipment. The company has 1500 square meters of office and laboratory buildings, 1600 square meters of research and development center, 2000 square meters of warehouse, 1000 square meters of constant temperature warehouse, 3500 square meters of drying yard, 1500 square meters of greenhouse, 15 Mu of breeding farms with company land property rights, 3800 square meters of net sheds, and more than 10000 Mu of seed production bases established with the people. Company's annual sales are more than 85 million yuan, and annual research investment accounts for 3% of sales revenue.
In the long-term research process, Jiaoyan Seedling Co., Ltd. has made outstanding achievements. Using the incompatible breeding method, utilizing the complementary factors in genetics, preserving the excellent quality of Jiaozhou Chinese cabbage, breeding Chinese cabbage variety with high yield, disease resistance, heat resistance, moisture resistance, early maturity, good quality and high edible rate, which contributes to revitalizing the "Jiaobai" prestige.
Over the years, through close cooperation with China Agricultural University, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences Vegetable Institute, Qingdao Agricultural University, Qingdao Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Shandong Peanut Research Institute and Weifang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and the persistent pursuit of scientific research personnel, collecting 268 local varieties, through hybridization, self-crossing and bagging, breeding 228 excellent inbred lines and 236 excellent self-incompatibility lines which laid a good foundation for cultivating new varieties of vegetables. At present, company has bred 62 Chinese cabbage varieties, 10 radish varieties and 9 rape varieties for spring, summer and autumn. The varieties of Jiaoyan Chunxianfeng, Jiaoyan Xiaqiuwang, Heat-resistant Xianfeng and Jiaoyan Qiuqiang are the most prominent, and they are the champion among the cabbage varieties. Other "Jiaoyan" series varieties are also popular among farmers. Currently 5 approved varieties: "Jiaoyan Xia Xing" passed the national certification in 2006, "Jinyan Xiajin" passed the approval of Shandong in 2007, "Jiaoyan 5869" passed the national certification in 2008, "Jinyanxiu Green Radish" passed the approval of Shandong in 2010, "Jinyan Radish No.1" passed the approval of Shandong in 2013. In 2010, company invested heavily to cooperated with Zaozhuang Academy of Agricultural Sciences to buy out its 2044 corn variety provincial monopoly. In 2016, company invested heavily in the purchase of the Weiyu 308 corn variety management right of Liaoning Dongya Company and obtained the sales right in Jiaodong.
Company adheres to the corporate policy of "Survive by quality, Develop with scientific research, Management for efficiency", win the market by quality, the products have been selling well in the market. "Jiaoyan" crop seeds are sold to more than 20 provinces and cities such as Xinjiang, Shanxi, Shanxi, Gansu, Anhui, Henan, Hebei and Shandong, and has established more than 10 experimental points throughout the country. The popularity of company and products is getting higher, and the market share is growing.
The company has been rated as "Shandongheng Value Contract and Credit Enterprise", "Qingdao Consumer Satisfaction Unit", "China 3.15 Integrity Enterprise", "National Seed Industry Product Quality Notarization Top Ten Brand", "China Seed Association Key Enterprise Unit". In 2012, company won the third prize of Shandong Science and Technology Progress Award and the second prize of Shandong Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fishery Harvest Award. In 2015, company won the third prize of Shandong Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Harvest Award. In 2016, company won the third prize of Qingdao Science and Technology Progress Award and won a number of national, provincial, city and county honorary certificates. In 2016, company established the "Jinyan Seedling Technology Research and Development Center" and "Qingdao Peanut Breeding Research and Development Expert Workstation".
Jiaoyan Seedling Industry faces the challenge of global economic integration, actively learns the advanced experience of developed enterprises, carries out institutional reforms and institutional changes, changes from ordinary breeding to market competitive breed selection, changes to self-production base, from ordinary production and processing to drying and finishing high-quality seeds, from high sowing rate to precision sowing, from low price to high quality and high price (reduce the sowing quantity per Mu, without damaging the interests of farmers). At the same time, company accelerates the construction of germplasm innovation and market service, responsible for continuous innovation and all service for seed users, strengthen cooperation with national universities, scientific research units, innovative companies and agricultural technology extension departments, accelerate the research, development and promotion of super Chinese cabbage, highlight the intensity of independent innovation. Company focuses on cultivating new varieties of first-class Chinese cabbage with excellent quality, disease resistance, high stress resistance, storage and transportation, for the benefit of farmers.